Contest 2020

Maine Romance Writers’ 2020

The 2020 Maine Romance Writers’ STRUT YOUR STUFF CONTEST is NOW OPEN!
And we’re excited to announce this year’s contest is open to published and unpublished authors!


Authors whose published books become finalists will be entered in our online
Readers’ Choice Awards and have a chance to get their book in front of potential readers.

We are pleased to announce that acquiring agent, LYNNETTE NOVAK of
THE SEYMOUR AGENCY will be this year’s final round judge for unpublished entries.


       Any author may enter a blurb in the unpublished portion of the contest as long as the book being entered has never been published in any format and is not or will not be under contract, up for pre-order or set to be published before May 20, 2020.

       Books with an original copyright date of 2019 may be entered in any of the four categories listed below.

*Previous winning or final-round entries may not be resubmitted, even in revised form*


Authors may enter multiple books with separate entry form and fee for each title
Entries will be accepted until midnight EST FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2020
No membership requirements

Entry Fees:
       $15 for Published Books (Blurb & Cover)
       $10 for Unpublished books (Blurb Only)

       Science Fiction/Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
       Contemporary Romance (Encompasses Suspense and Spiritual in this time period)
       Historical Romance (Encompasses Suspense and Spiritual in this time period)
       YA/NA with Romance Elements

GRAND PRIZE Winners will each receive:
       $50 cash award
       Certificate and electronic badge to use on social media platforms
       Optional 1-year membership to MRW.

** All other finalists will receive certificates.

Click HERE for detailed contest rules

Click HERE to enter the UNPUBLISHED CONTEST (Be prepared to pay via Paypal)

Click HERE to enter the PUBLISHED CONTEST. (Be prepared to pay via Paypal)

Contact the contest coordinator at